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A Cat-Friendly Practice in Homer Glen
As a pet owner, you want the best for your furry family member. You want them to be healthy, safe and happy. This means creating a home environment that is secure, loving and stimulating. It means good food and exercise and lots of attention.
You want the same for your pet when it comes to their health care.
Taking your pet to an animal hospital is a necessary part of their regular care. Whether it is to get yearly vaccinations, a routine physical or to address an illness or injury, you want your pet to feel safe and comfortable.
Unfortunately, visiting the veterinarian is often a stressful experience for animals who don't understand why they are there. Think about how stressful going to the dentist or doctor's office can be for humans, now think about how sensitive your pet is.
The veterinarian's office is highly stimulating to any animal. There are an overwhelming amount of smells, sights, and sounds. For dogs, the environment can be stressful, but they are social animals who tend to take their cue from humans and are more easily adapted to new environments provided their humans are calm.
For cats, it's often a different story. The animal hospital environment can feel extremely threatening, especially for a cat who isn't accustomed to leaving the safety of the home. Add to that a waiting room full of larger animals, unfamiliar humans and other cats and the anxiety can escalate dramatically, especially when it comes time to be examined.
This Is Where Our Cat-Friendly Veterinarian Helps
Not all veterinary clinics are geared toward felines. A cat-friendly practice is a more accommodating environment that not only offers a more calming space but also a greater level of knowledge and care.
Staffs who are more educated when it comes to feline behavior and needs can approach your feline with increased confidence and a gentler touch. A waiting room that offers less stimulation and chaos helps cats stay calmer. This may include offering towels to put over your cat's carrier so he is less stressed by visual stimulation, and offering feline-only examination rooms so that he isn't threatened by the smell of dogs.
A combination of a cat-friendly environment and knowledgeable staff who are trained to handle felines means your kitty gets the best possible care with less stress and anxiety, for you as well as your cat.
Colonial Manor Animal Hospital Is Here For Your Feline
If you are a cat owner looking for a veterinarian that specializes in felines, we welcome you to our practice. We have been serving the community for over 45 years and although we also treat dogs and exotics, we pride ourselves in being cat-friendly. Whether you are in need of a well-pet check-up, dentistry, emergency care or microchipping, Colonial Manor Animal Hospital offers quality care for all your pets. Call today at 708-301-8200 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our practice.